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Awaiting MiFID II news

The market still awaits confirmation of several MiFID II related pieces of news. At this juncture we still await news of whether the one year delay that has been widely discussed will be confirmed. At the same time, those in the commodities and energy sector await news on the approval or rejection of the Regulatory Technical Standards(RTS) relating to the Ancillary Activity test, and Position Limits, RTS numbers 20 and 21.

This article on Bloomberg looks at the issues. Further news with either some definitive answers, or possibly some dates on when they will be given, appear to be imminent.

About avivhandler

Aviv is the Managing Director of ETR Advisory, a niche consultancy focused on the regulation of the commodity, energy and financial markets. He has more than 23 years of experience in the financial, energy and commodity markets, covering regulatory compliance, credit, risk and financial technology. Prior to founding ETR, he was Partner at SunGard Global Services, where he built a Centre of Excellence in European Energy and Commodity Regulation. Before that, he founded Coherence, a consulting firm specializing in credit risk in commodity and energy trading as well as software product management. The credit practice ultimately became part of Sirius Solutions, where he was the Managing Director of Europe. He has also held management roles at KWI and Iris Financial, among other organizations. Mr. Handler holds a degree in computer science from Imperial College, University of London.


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